thoTakura unDalu

Thotakura popularly known as Amaranthus. It is a leafy vegetable. It is a good source of Vitamin A and C and also rich source of Calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese. Particularly, it is given to the pregnant ladies for their easy bowl movement. Studies say that regular consumption of thotakura reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
It can be used for making pappu, pulusu and also curry. This undalu is light snack item which can taken as it is or can be taken with hot rice.

Ingredients:

Thotakura - 8 bunches
Salt- to taste
Red chilli powder-2 teaspoon
Asafoetida-a pinch
Turmeric Powder-1teaspoon
Besan-2 tablespoons
Rice floor-2 tablespoon
Jeera/Cumin seeds-1teaspoon
Oil-4tablespoons

Procedure:

Discard the leaves from the stems. 
Wash them and chop. Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, besan and rice floor to it. 
Mix well to make a dough. Make small round balls out of it. 

Heat 2tablespoon of oil in a kadai and fry half of them in low flame. Once they are fried we can repeat with remaining balls. 
Serve with rice or can have directly.

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